For as far back as I can remember the only person at the helm of the NJ Devils is Lou Lamorielo. He has been the general manager and president of hockey operations since 1987, he’s also the longest tenured GM in an NHL organization.
When Lou, first arrived to the Devils he inherited a team that had no success, what he has done with NJ has made him one of the most respected GM’S in hockey. His resume includes 3 Stanley Cup Championships and 5 finals appearance’s. In 2009 he was inducted into Hall of Fame, In the builder category, in 2012 he was inducted into the USA hockey Hall of Fame. At this point in his career you have to wonder when will he retire and who will take over the reigns of the New Jersey Devils.
It’s tough to predict, but at this point I’ll say his son Chris Lamorielo, will become the next GM of Devils hockey. Chris, is currently vice president of hockey operations and GM of the Albany Devils. This to me says he is being molded into the future president of hockey operations and GM of the NJ Devil’s. He would have mighty big shoes to fill but he has no better teacher than his father.
It’s any ones guess as to when Lou will retire, it’s also any ones guess if ownership has there own person in mind. At this point let’s just enjoy having one of the best and respected GM’S in the game steering the ship. Let’s also hope Mr. Lamorielo has a few tricks up his sleeve for this season and can maybe get the Devils back to the finals once again.
By Steve Vullo
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